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Re: Tags

From: Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic_at_nil.si>
Date: 2006-07-03 11:04:52 CEST

Danny van Heumen <danny.vanheumen@hccnet.nl> wrote on 03.07.2006 00:41:22:

> John Peacock wrote:
> > Mark Phippard wrote:
> >> 5) As others have pointed out, a single property value cannot easily

> >> express a complex mixed-revision tag.
> >
> > As long as the property value or "tag" is an alias for the actual copy
to some
> > tag folder, then this isn't a problem at all. The existing Subversion
cheap
> > copy becomes the backend implementation and the tag becomes the user
friendly
> > front end...
> >
> > John
> >
>
> (This reply isn't aimed at anybody in specific,
> it's just my view of the problem.)
>
> Come on guys... how 'user friendly' can you get?
> The only thing you need to do now is look for a specific name in a
> folder called 'tags' (or in case of a branche in the folder 'branches'
> for that matter).
> And instead of saying 'check out tag "mytag"' you say 'check out url
> "http://domain.com/repos/tags/mytag"', or even '/tags/mytag' should be
> enough. And in case you can't remember that, send yourself an email.

Hi all,

I'm just a user / dev-lurker, and I would like to offer my input. I've
never used any other VCS, so I find the concept of "versioned file system"
very easy to understand and use. So I don't see a problem with tags as
folders, but I would quite welcome some tagging/branching that would
remove the need for long URLs (and if you're doing a server side tag, than
you usually need two of them - almost identical).
As a SVN admin (small developer base, not much administration) I would
find the ability to force some things on the server side quite valuable -
which would also come in play with some tagging suggestions that are
currently on the list.
This current "better tagging" suggestion (if I'm not mistaken) yet again
asks for symbolic revision numbers, so I guess many Subversion users want
this quite badly. Why not finally give it them?

I don't think that SVN tagging should become like CVS tagging (I like SVN
tagging), but I think it is becoming more and more important that SVN
developers do SOMETHING to scratch the biggest user itches, and add some
functionality that would enable people to tag/branch in some other way
except the current one. I guess some people just can't/don't want to wrap
their heads around a concept that is different from what they know (and
such people can be seen on both sides). From what I know about Subversion,
I think it is flexible enough to be able to offer that (almost anything,
actually).

Regards,

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